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Union County

Population in 2012: 391 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +102.6%
 

Males: 172  (44.2%)
Females: 219  (55.8%)

Median resident age:  31.1 years
Florida median age:  41.3 years

Zip code: 32697

Estimated median household income in 2011: $41,019 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Worthington Springs:

$41,019
Florida:

$44,299
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $11,029

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $71,177 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Worthington Springs:

$71,177
Florida:

$151,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,987; Detached houses: $94,722; Mobile homes: $122,586

Median gross rent in 2011: $675.

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  • White alone - 153 (84.5%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (7.2%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (4.4%)
  • Black alone - 7 (3.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Worthington Springs: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (50.7%), English (25.2%), German (17.2%), United States (3.1%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 84 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 1087 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Worthington Springs:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Worthington Springs town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

0 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.0%
Florida:  18.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $454 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $467 (0.4%)

Worthington Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (19.3 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (52.9 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (777.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: La Crosse, FL (2.5 miles) , Brooker, FL (2.5 miles ), Lake Butler, FL (2.8 miles ), Alachua, FL (3.3 miles ), High Springs, FL (3.6 miles ), Raiford, FL (3.8 miles) , Fort White, FL (4.2 miles ), Hampton, FL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 29.93 N, Longitude: 82.42 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+8.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (55%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (29%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (15%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)


Average climate in Worthington Springs, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Worthington Springs-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Worthington Springs town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1978, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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located in Worthington Springs:

Amtrak station near Worthington Springs:

  • 19 miles: WALDO (U.S. 301 & STATE RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Worthington Springs:

  • Santa Fe College (about 18 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,616)
  • University of Florida (about 21 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,960)
  • Saint Johns River Community College (about 49 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 54 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 9,893)
  • Central Florida Community College (about 56 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • Jacksonville University (about 57 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 2,441)
  • University of North Florida (about 60 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,254)

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Notable locations in Worthington Springs: Timber Village Mobile Home Park (A), Union County EMS/Fire Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Worthington Springs include: Sardis Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Worthington Springs: Chastain-Seay Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.7. This is better than average.
City:

24.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 17.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.09. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.09
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Worthington Springs and their reported violations in the past:

SPRINGTOWN SALOON (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.0%

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  80.6%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Worthington Springs, FL

Worthington Springs compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Worthington Springs travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Wood (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Worthington Springs (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.93%
Here30.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents63.2%9.0%7.2%5.0%15.6%
Congregations33.3%5.6%5.6%5.6%50.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Union County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

11.2%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

34.5%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$750
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,050


10.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.60%
Florida average:

8.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Alachua County, FL  1.92% ($30,030 average AGI)
from Bradford County, FL  1.58% ($32,873)
from Columbia County, FL  1.20% ($29,619)


9.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.41%
Florida average:

7.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Alachua County, FL  1.77% ($27,590 average AGI)
to Bradford County, FL  1.66% ($31,912)
to Columbia County, FL  1.39% ($31,854)

Strongest AM radio stations in Worthington Springs:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJD (1390 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBWL (600 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Worthington Springs:

  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXY (99.5 FM; LA CROSSE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WNDT (92.5 FM; ALACHUA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJLF (91.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WEAG-FM (106.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: DICKERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEJZ (96.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WTLG (88.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: STARKE CHRISTIAN-EDUC. RADIO & T.V.)
  • W204BL (88.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WXJZ (100.9 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WUCR-LP (107.9 FM; LAKE BUTLER, FL; Owner: SYNEWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Worthington Springs:

  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUF-LP (Channel 10; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJWB (Channel 17; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXG-CA (Channel 31; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W23AQ (Channel 23; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W39BZ (Channel 39; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: ERIC McBRIDE)
  • W66CQ (Channel 66; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: MARTHA RAYBURN)
  • W69AY (Channel 69; ALACHUA, ETC., FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TV SYSTEM, INC.)

Worthington Springs fatal accident list:

Jan 24, 2009 08:05 PM, Sr-121, Cr-18, Lat: 29.94641944, Lon: -82.42485278, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 14, 2007 09:45 AM, Sr-121, W Cr-18, Lat: 29.946606, Lon: -82.425528, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 27, 2004 06:55 AM, Cr-18, Sr-121, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 21, 2001 02:40 PM, Sr-121, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 1993 12:20 AM, Sr121, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 27, 1993 02:35 PM, Sr121, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Auilda M Rodriguez, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7034334000, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Kyle B Entz, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7034334000, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Kyle B Entz, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 8664006040, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Richard J Byrne, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Edward G Roach, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Structure height: 12125 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/2 Mi S Jct Sr 18 N & Sr 121 (Lat: 29.938306 Lon: -82.424833), Call Sign: WCQ365
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz, 173.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/1997, Expiration Date: 02/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Clay Electric Coop Inc, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, Phone: (904) 473-4911

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N4TWX, Previous Call Sign: KC4GNQ, Licensee ID: L00609767
    Grant Date: 01/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/16/2023, Certifier: Terry A Parrish
    Registrant: Terry A Parrish, Box 48, Worthington Springs, FL 32697
  • Call Sign: WA4MUC, Licensee ID: L00934660
    Grant Date: 11/03/2004, Expiration Date: 01/25/2015
    Registrant: Jerry Thompson, Worthington Springs, FL 32697-0250


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